Fremont, Calif. -- Allen I. Questrom, who has held CEO and other senior executive positions at several major retailers in the past 40 years, has joined the board of directors of The Men’s Wearhouse. With the addition of Questrom, currently a member of the boards of directors of Sotheby's and the Glazer family of companies, Men’s Wearhouse has nine directors, seven of whom are independent.
“I'm pleased to welcome Allen to the board,” said Doug Ewert, Men's Wearhouse president and CEO. “He brings extensive experience in our industry, highlighted by his service as the CEO of several large publicly traded retailers. Allen's expertise in customer service, merchandising, marketing and finance, will be a great benefit for all of our stakeholders."
Questrom was chairman and CEO of Neiman Marcus, Inc. from 1988 to 1990. He was at Federated Department Stores, Inc. (now Macy's) as chairman and CEO from February 1990 to May 1997. From May 1999 to January 2001, he served as chairman of the board of Barneys New York, Inc. and from May 1999 and until September 2000, as CEO and president. From 2000 to December 2004, he was chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Company. He has also previously served as a member of the boards of directors of Footlocker, Inc. and Wal Mart Stores, Inc. and was non-executive chairman of Deb Shops, Inc.